Cosmos-Maya’s ‘ViR: The Robot Boy’ and Alexa are the new artificially intelligent best friends

With the new Amazon Echo Show, young viewers can now watch their favorite ViR: The Robot Boy episodes using nothing but their voice. Cosmos-Maya’s recent skill for Amazon Alexa is indicative of its 360-degree-presence approach. Amazon India Alexa Skills country manager Dilip R.S. said, “Many customers have shared that their kids love engaging with Alexa. ViR: The Robot Boy is one of the most successful Indian shows and we are happy to have its presence on the Echo Show.” Young viewers can use brand new ViR: The Robot Boy skill for Alexa to watch episodes of the show on Amazon’s range of Echo devices with a screen. The interactive skill makes it fun for users by integrating a simple quiz with each episode. Just say “Alexa, open Vir the Robot Boy” to start enjoying. Speaking on the development, Cosmos-Maya CEO Anish Mehta said, “We are thrilled to launch the Alexa skill. Cosmos-Maya’s ethos of providing best in class entertainment to audiences seamlessly, matches that of Amazon Echo. Alexa and ViR will be the young users’ new best friends. They will interact with the users, entertain them and keep them engaged with enthralling narratives and storytelling.” ViR: The Robot Boy, an eponymous sci-fi show chronicling the exploits of the artificially intelligent humanoid, is one of the most successful Indian shows and has been on air for the past six years on Disney’s Hungama TV. The show has garnered more than four billion views on Cosmos-Maya’s YouTube platform, WowKidz and is also available for viewing on Netflix and Zee5. It has been syndicated to more than 50 countries worldwide.